Blog Archives

June Litter Pick Up

Earlier this month we performed our quarterly road clean-up on Catoctin Hollow Road. Our crew included TW property manager Jeff Isaac, property assistant Gage Frantz, barn manager Mattie Hoover, and me, program director Katie Guth.  As a team of four,

Posted in Activities for You, Volunteering

Heather Ridge School Volunteers

All fall long, we were blessed with the helping hands of Heather Ridge School volunteers. Led by teacher Barbara Nibert, a handful of students came out every other week to help with whatever projects we had going on. When the

Posted in Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering, Youth Programs

November Litter Pick Up

On November 4th, we ThorpeWood folks headed out once again to honor our commitment to keep Catoctin Hollow Road clean. In addition to the core ThorpeWood team, we were joined by volunteers Barb Palatucci and Theresa Fallon. With their help,

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August Litter Clean Up

We ThorpeWoodians are proud adopters of Catoctin Hollow Road. Every few months, we get together to clean up litter from the road’s edge and the neighboring ravine. This past Wednesday, Lisa Crawson, Theresa Fallon, Sam, Julie, Jeff, and I headed

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Thank You, Farm Volunteers!

We are so exceptionally grateful for our team of young farm volunteers who have been helping out at the farm for many months! These young people have just returned to school, so I no longer get to see them for

Posted in Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering

Earth Day

This year for Earth Day, the ThorpeWood staff headed out to pick up litter! As part of the Adopt-a-Road program, ThorpeWood is responsible for the clean-up of Old Catoctin Road. So, with garbage bags, the farm trunk, and ‘Tank’ the

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Book Donation!

We farm folk are always working on new projects to enliven every corner of the farm. Right now, one of those projects is creating a book nook for our preschoolers (and ourselves) to enjoy! We were so delighted to receive

Posted in Head Start, Volunteering, Youth Programs

Road Clean Up!

ThorpeWood is proud to be a part of the Adopt-a-Road program, where volunteers take on the responsibility of keeping their local roads litter-free. Our lovely neighbors, the Ole Mink Farm, keep Mink Farm Road looking beautiful, while we at ThorpeWood

Posted in Volunteering

Learning Life Skills at the Farm

This past week, the good folks of Laurel Hall came up with three of their Life Skills Classes. The Laurel Hall School, a part of Brooklane, is for special needs students in the Frederick and Hagerstown areas. The school in

Posted in Horses, Stoney Lick Farm, Volunteering

Our 12th Annual Trail Run!

All of the loveliness that happens on this farm with our Head Start ‘friends’ – from playing in the stream to riding our horses – is, in part, funded by our annual trail run. To support our programming, and to

Posted in 10K, 5K, Events, Head Start, Volunteering